Karlos Cashe spent 90 days in a Florida jail, charged with possession of cocaine — but it turned out that the white powder in his car was actually dry wall. The question is, why did he languish in jail so long?
Cashe was pulled over in March by police in Oviedo, Florida, for driving without his headlights on, according to records obtained by Mic.
When police searched his car, they found a white powder on the seats and floorboard, local outlet WFTV reported.
A preliminary field test indicated that the powder in his car was cocaine, and Cashe, who was on probation for 2015 marijuana and cocaine charges, was arrested both for drug possession and and violation of probation.
But, months later, lab tests showed that the substance wasn’t cocaine at all. Read more (6/29/17)
Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus for home. She took a seat in the first of several rows designated for “colored” passengers. But Montgomery bus drivers had adopted the custom of requiring black passengers to give up their seats to white passengers, when no other seats were available. When her bus was full, the driver asked four black passengers to give up their seats. Three complied, but Rosa refused and remained seated. Her refusal to surrender her seat spurred on a citywide boycott and helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. In 1987, Parks founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. The organization runs “Pathways to Freedom” bus tours, introducing young people to important civil rights and Underground Railroad sites throughout the country. She also published Rosa Parks: My Story, an autobiography recounting her life in the segregated South, and Quiet Strength which includes her memoirs and focuses on the role that religious faith played throughout her life.
My favourite Scully quirk is her love of classical music. It just reflects her personality so well - so much of the commonly known classical repertoire is so often seen as stuffy and difficult to engage with and lacking in humour, but if you sit with a piece for a while and just let it wash over you without judgement or impatience… there are real gifts that tend to unearth themselves, stories, emotions, depth…
Just like Scully. She might come off as staunch and closed off at first blush, but she has this underlying core of passion and warmth and soulfulness.
Anyway in Chinga she’s listening to this on her drive AND in the bath:
…wants to take Iraq’s oil. …is making enemies lists. …is calling his critics “enemies.” …is keeping his own security force. …wants the Army to target civilians. …would make the Army target civilians. …wants to expand domestic surveillance. …wants to make it easier to sue the press. …wants to cut back our intelligence agencies. …thinks security takes precedence over privacy. …is undermining the legitimacy of the court system. …is threatening journalists for unfavorable reporting. …is threatening to enact martial law in American cities. …thinks the 1st Amendment offers too much protection. …needs the names of people working on climate change. …needs the names of people working on gender equality. …offered to “destroy the career” of a Texas state Senator. …is undermining and telling lies to delegitimize the media. …only supports transparency when it’s working to his benefit. …is banning a religion from immigrating to the United States. …will prevent administration officials from appearing on CNN. …is going to publish a list of crimes committed by immigrants. …is appointing unqualified cronies to national cabinet positions. …is seeking the ability to purge the government of non-loyalists. …is freezing federal agencies from communicating through twitter. …is dismantling anti-discrimination protections for at-risk students. …is showing no regard for the handling of delicate classified information. …his chief advisor is using her position to push Trump branded products. …is using his position as President to make money for his businesses. …needs the names of State Department employees working on extremism. …is demanding apologies from news organizations that report on WH leaks. …has fired the acting Attorney General for “betraying the State Department.” …is completely ignoring communications from the Office of Government Ethics. …is allowing his chief strategist to destroy or prevent a White House paper trail. …is presenting “alternative facts” (lying) to the American people. …is frustrated that he is unable to govern the same way that he ran his businesses. …is only taking questions from pro-administration news agencies at press conferences. …wanted to oust all inspectors general to remove ethics oversight over government agencies. …his policy advisor is warning that the President’s national security policy “will not be questioned.” …withheld important national security information from the Vice President and the rest of his team. …his campaign may have been working with another nation to effect the outcome of a democratic election. …has removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s permanent seat on the National Security Council. …has given Steve Bannon, an alt-right white nationalist, a permanent seat on the National Security Council. …insulted Australia, an ally of the United States, and may have threatened to invade Mexico, also an ally of the United States. …has planted hand picked supporters in his crowds. …has given cabinet positions to his campaign donors. …has undermined the legitimacy of protesters. …fired advisors who don’t fully support his policies. …considering quitting the U.N. Human Rights Council. …rejected intelligence reports that don’t fully support his policies. …went a full week without attending the Presidential Daily Intelligence Briefing. …asked the FBI to undermine news reports on the administration’s ties to Russia. …asked intelligence officials and key Republican lawmakers to counter Russia stories. …has blocked CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian from participating in a press conference.